Corporate Development and Ventures Manager

Phoenix, USA
Full time
Compensation is not specified
Business Development

Circle is a financial technology company that operates at the forefront of the emerging internet of money, where financial value can circulate like digital data on a global scale, nearly instantly, and at a lower cost compared to traditional settlement systems. This innovative internet layer opens up unprecedented opportunities for payments, commerce, and markets, facilitating global economic growth and promoting inclusivity. Our infrastructure, featuring USDC, a blockchain-based dollar, empowers businesses, institutions, and developers to leverage these advancements and benefit from this pivotal stage in the evolution of money and technology.

Your Contribution:

You will join a team that values transparency and stability above all else and is expanding into some of the world’s most robust industries as we continue to grow. The pillars for our success are speed, efficiency, and our organizational values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity. In a remote setting, our employees collaborate to drive team success, and our work environment is flexible, diverse, and open to innovative ideas from all team members.

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As a critical member of the Corporate Development and Ventures Team, you will collaborate with leadership, product, engineering, and revenue teams to cultivate strategic partnerships and investments for optimizing our enterprise value. You will be instrumental in managing relationships with potential and existing portfolio companies and investors while helping build a startup ecosystem. Your responsibilities require cross-functional collaboration internally and externally to drive a significant impact. Our team’s objectives encompass:

  • Identifying key opportunities amidst the noise to deliver valuable insights, deals, and alignment for our priorities by drawing on input from internal teams and external communities.
  • Providing counsel based on sound business judgment to enable informed decision-making by leadership.
  • Executing deals, due diligence, and integration at a superior level, aligning the organization with our goals effectively.
  • Tracking the progress and success of deals over time to report on advancements and utilize continuous improvement practices for learning.

Your Tasks:

  • Cultivating an in-depth understanding of the financial services/technology and crypto industries’ landscape, dynamics, and trends while staying informed on new developments and technologies.
  • Establishing a robust network of internal and external partners, advisors, and opportunities to gain valuable insights and engagement.
  • Identifying, prioritizing, evaluating, and managing potential partnership and investment opportunities, including handling inbound deal flow.
  • Leading due diligence efforts and deal paperwork, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, and advisors.
  • Collaborating across diverse departments to drive organizational decisions.
  • Leading the complete partnership and investment lifecycle, from developing ideas to deal closure, in close collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Exploring partnerships with Circle Ventures' new investments and current portfolio companies, along with market-leading crypto entities and funds.

Your Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience, ideally encompassing corporate development, M&A, venture investing, or management consulting gained in corporate, investment bank, or venture capital environments.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills, along with high motivation, executive presence, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to foster relationships effectively.
  • Proven ability to lead and prioritize projects and opportunities in a fast-paced corporate setting and industry.
  • Solid experience in analyzing industries, trends, and future prospects and effectively articulating vital factors.
  • Knowledge across the deal pipeline stages, from target identification to financial analysis, due diligence, negotiation, deal closure, integration, and separation activities.
  • Familiarity with tools such as Slack, Apple MacOS, and GSuite, and an inclination towards continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, ideally in Economics, Finance, Business, Technology, or a related field; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or an advanced degree is preferred.

Position Details:

  • The position is eligible on day one for PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.
  • Compensation packages at Circle are thoughtfully crafted, taking various factors into account, inclusive of compensation ranges, annual bonuses, equity, benefits, a discretionary vacation policy, paid sick leave, and holidays in line with U.S. standards.
  • Circle is an equal opportunity employer and upholds diversity values, refraining from discriminatory practices based on race, religion, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Plus. Furthermore, Circle's participation in the E-Verify Program may be applicable in certain locations as required by law.

Overall, Circle aims to create an inclusive financial future by prioritizing transparency and embracing diversity in its workforce.

Skills Required
Company size
Not specified
United States
We believe in a future where digital dollars work securely around the world to create a more prosperous global economy for everyone.

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